AUTHOR & BRAND AMBASSADOR DR. EMMET C. (TOM) THOMPSON II REPRESENTS EVIL COWBOY HOT SAUCE AT ZESTFEST 2018

Physical Fitness Expert Extols Healthy Food Options During Annual Spicy Food Celebration

  Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II serves as Brand Ambassador for Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce. Pictured (L to R): Tom Thompson and Kurt Riddlesperger. (RDT Photography photo)

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II serves as Brand Ambassador for Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce. Pictured (L to R): Tom Thompson and Kurt Riddlesperger. (RDT Photography photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 16, 2018) - Folks who appreciate the spicy side of life were thrilled with the fiery food experience offered by the 2018 edition of ZestFest, which was recently held in Irving, Texas. The annual event brings together the spiciest exhibitors and products from around the country for one sizzling weekend. It's the ultimate party for bold and flavorful food enthusiasts, showcasing the zestiest food products on the market. 

Author, professor, researcher, motivational speaker, coach and NCAA record breaker, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, Brand Ambassador for Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce, was on hand at the event, along with company founders Kurt Riddlesperger and family, to greet attendees and to extol the value of making healthy lifestyle choices.

"Tom's experience with nutrition, and his focus on taking care of your body, makes him a great fit for promoting Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce, and our other healthy and spicy food products," says Riddlesperger.

"Just because something is good for you, doesn't mean it has to taste bland," declares Thompson. "I am thrilled to serve as brand ambassador for Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce. It's delicious and it is healthy to boot."

Thompson points to the Riddlesperger family's faith as a key element in his decision to lend his support to the smoky flavored hot sauce. 

"The family is very clear about their faith, putting it right on the label of their Evil Cowboy Smokin' Ghost Sauce. To paraphrase Romans 3:23, 'All cowboys have evil in them,' which is the first step walking down the Roman road to salvation," explains Thompson. "With a name and logo like 'Evil Cowboy,' it definitely opens doors to conversations about God."

The partnership capitalizes on Thompson's background and reputation as an NCAA football record breaker, physical fitness expert and academic researcher in the field of motivation and change. Thompson literally wrote the book on motivation for older adults who are approaching their golden years, young people seeking to find their first job, and anyone at any age who wants to take charge of their own destiny.

  Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II offers a roadmap for people of all ages to get the best from life in his latest book,  Get a Kick Out of Life . (Cover design by Suzanne Lawing)     

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II offers a roadmap for people of all ages to get the best from life in his latest book, Get a Kick Out of Life. (Cover design by Suzanne Lawing)    

"It's never too late to live your best life, "Thompson declares in his latest book, Get a Kick Out of Life. "You can harness the power of the body, mind, and soul to live your most fulfilling life yet!"

The new book has garnered rave reviews.

"On the road to greatness, there are always hurdles and roadblocks," says Superbowl XLVI champion, former New York Giants wide receiver Isaiah Stanback. "Champions stay the course while others turn around. Get a Kick Out of Life teaches you how to create and live up to your greatest potential. Decide to be great or decide to be average--the choice is yours."

"I've known Tom Thompson for almost five decades and his life story is an inspirational one that reveals his pursuit of and drive for excellence," says Keith D. Yates, president of the American Karate and Tae Kwon Do Organization, and adjunct professor of Arts and Communications at Dallas Theological Seminary. 
"This book is a roadmap to developing that same kind of passion in your own life. It will help you balance mind, body, and soul in your own journey." 

"Really excited about this book...It's jam-packed with wisdom and actionable content," says On Faith's Edge host Joe Taylor.

Get a Kick Out of Life is available from Clovercroft Publishing, and is distributed to the trade by Ingram Content Group, the world's largest distributor of printed contentFor more information on Thompson and Get a Kick Out of Lifevisit 91kick.comor like him on Facebook at facebook.com/91kick or on Twitter (@91kick).

For more information about Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce, visit evilcowboy.com.


About Tom Thompson & Get a Kick Out of Life:

  Becoming an NCAA record holder at age 61, author, researcher, motivational speaker and physical fitness expert, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, proved it's never too late to live your best life. (Roark Photography photo)

Becoming an NCAA record holder at age 61, author, researcher, motivational speaker and physical fitness expert, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, proved it's never too late to live your best life. (Roark Photography photo)

Author, professor, researcher, motivational speaker, coach and NCAA record breaker, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, D.S.L., M.S., M.A., kicked his way into the record books at age 61, when he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University on November 14, 2009.

Thompson's late-in-life college football career was neither the beginning nor the end of his claim to fame. During his remarkable life, Thompson (a 9th degree black belt Tae Kwon Do grandmaster and a former Board of Advisors member of the American Council on Martial Arts) has worked out with Chuck Norris, partied with Elvis, borrowed money from the mob (and lived to tell about it), married a beauty queen and had a personal encounter with God. But while he has earned his share of success and accolades, Thompson is the first to admit that he's experienced more than his share of spectacular failures along the way; professionally, financially and personally.

Now Thompson, a respected researcher in the fields of motivation and change, offers readers sound advice for reaching their full potential, regardless of their age, in his latest motivational book, Get a Kick Out of Life: Expect the Best of Your Body, Mind, and Soul at Any Age, which he co-authored with Christopher P. Neck, Ph.D., a recognized authority on management and self leadership, and writer Alice Sullivan. 

Divided into three sections--Body, Mind, and Soul--Get a Kick Out of Life serves as a roadmap for living intentionally, exploring such topics as setting attainable goals, physical fitness and nutrition, finding your purpose, and developing deeper relationships with family and friends.   

Thompson believes the book will help empower readers to discover and reach their full potential. "If my story says anything, it is that it is never too late to re-imagine what you want your life to be."

Get a Kick Out of Life is published by Clovercroft Publishing and distributed to the trade by Ingram Content Group, the world's largest distributor of printed content. Thompson and his wife, Teresa, reside in Coppell, Texas, and have three children--Eric, Rachel and Jon Rawles. To learn more about Thompson and Get a Kick Out of Life, visit 91kick.com or like him on Facebook atfacebook.com/91kick or on Twitter (@91kick).

About Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce: 
As a local grocer and butcher, Kurt and Kyle Riddlesperger's grandfather was proud to offer a variety of products at his store, Triangle Grocery & Market in Honey Grove, Texas. His cooking sauce was especially well known. Its aroma permeated the store, as well as football and rodeo stands, from the hot dogs and brisket slow cooked in the sauce every night.

In honor of him, his grandsons named their company Texas Triangle Grove. They are continuing his legacy with quality Texas-made products and sharing his sauce with you as Evil Cowboy Smokin Ghost Hot Sauce. For more information, visit evilcowboy.com.

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